On Monday, Variety reported that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences was considering not having a host for next year’s Oscars after Kevin Hart canceled amid backlash over old tweets many considered homophobic.
It seems the board is in panic mode trying to figure out what to do. At one point, the idea of having no host was tossed around and, by all accounts, the option is still being considered.
“We need to find a new man to host!”
“How about a woman?”
“But can we find a man who isn't homophobic?”
"What about an LGBTQ…“
“Maybe no host?”
“But I think there's a woman or an LGBTQ comic who would be grea…"
"It's impossible to find the right straight man! No host it is!" https://t.co/uzBSUToy18
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) December 11, 2018
Twitter seemed to have no problem coming up with a variety of great choices.
I second that
— Hannah David (@hannah33david3) December 11, 2018
— Anthony J. Tropea (@AnthonyJTropea) December 11, 2018
— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) December 12, 2018
1. Sean Hayes 2. Kate McKinnon 3. Ellen DeGeneres 4. Melissa McCarthy 5. Tiffany Haddish & Maya Rudolph 6. Ali Wong; all these performers had huge years!
— James Frew (@Jamesrfrew) December 12, 2018
Funnier than Kevin Hart.
Can wear same costumes.
Hates on no one.
Works for graham crackers. pic.twitter.com/tt60T9kOUi
— Christopher W. Jones (@tishightime) December 11, 2018
Amy Poehler, Margaret Cho, Mindy Kaling, Rosie O'Donnell, Wanda Sykes, Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Tina Fey, Kate McKinnon (top pick), Issa Rae, Michelle Wolf.
— Bijan C. Bayne (@bijancbayne) December 11, 2018
why don’t they just get maya rudolph
— sofia (@sofunrip) December 12, 2018
Leslie Jones and Wanda Sykes came up repeatedly.
Leslie Jones would kill it!
— Camille EB (@camille_esquire) December 12, 2018
— Twitch (@fishbitch1956) December 11, 2018
I would love @iamwandasykes to host…. at least then it will actually be funny
— 🎄 Dizzy Dullahan 🎄 (@LadyChel13) December 12, 2018
— michelle grondine 📍 tokyo (@tediously_brief) December 12, 2018
But then again there is always…
Did the Academy just collectively forget that Kristen Wiig exists? pic.twitter.com/YOnv3ZrTxb
— Ryan Crawford (@yesIsaidcabsauv) December 12, 2018
— DL Sterling (@BreedLove7777) December 12, 2018
How about #BenedictCumberbatch ? He’s funny, not homophobic, he can sing and dance and basically ticks all the boxes! ✅
Just look at how he’s presented the #Laureus sports awards! pic.twitter.com/sUpXqqYDcn
— Kati 🖖🏻 (@Keet67) December 12, 2018
Who could it bee? Who could it bee? Wait a hot second…
……. how are y’all COMMENTING who should host under SAMANTHA BEE’S tweet???? pic.twitter.com/J2C4Gr2zuZ
— JustLatasha (@JustLatasha404) December 12, 2018
Samantha Bee for host!
— da Flower Punk (@daFlowerPunk) December 12, 2018
Randy Rainbow & Samantha Bee!!!!
— Lisa Leeman (@lisalmn) December 12, 2018
Something tells us the Academy shouldn’t have to look that hard.